The 1966 Alpine Rally, organised by the Light Car Club, was held on December 10.
1966 Alpine Rally to Holden
The 1966 Alpine attracted a classy field with factory teams from Ford, Holden and BMC. With sponsorship from Phillip Morris, the event attracted a good deal of publicity including good coverage on Melbourne radio and television.
The event was fast, long and tough but the times allowed were generally achievable and many of the leading crews lost few points. The final scores had very small differences between the top six places. The event was won by the recently crowned state champions, Tony Roberts and Peter Haas, in the factory Holden X2, followed by the factory Ford Cortina of Frank Kilfoyle and Doug Rutherford.